Every 3000 Miles We'll Screw You Over
January 21, 2014 8:12 PM Subscribe
After some frustrating dealings with the local Jiffy Lube, I want to be able to handle some car maintenance stuff myself. What should I be able to handle?
posted by theichibun to Grab Bag (15 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Oil changes are what prompted this, and the only thing I need to worry about with that is what hi do with the old oil.
I don't have car experience, but I know my way around tools and I'm not an idiot.
The parts store down the street has a series of books about how to work on different models, including my Jeep Liberty. Are those usually something good to have as a resource? I don't mind paying for something over YouTube if it means keeping my phone safe/clean.
In addition to what can I handle, I'm also wondering what is just worth having someone else do. Like how there's no reason to install my own battery since everyone who sells will do it for free. Or things where I'd end up paying more for parts myself than someone else's parts+labor since I don't get the same deals a garage gets when purchasing.